JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Benita Tyler, author of Put Up or Get Shut Down: An Urban Tale of the Motorcycle World As I Know It
(Beloved Daffodils Inspirations)
“Put Up Or Get Shut Down” is a bold and sassy “up in your face” excursion into the urban motorcycle world. In this very exciting tale, you’ll meet Salty Dog. He’s a narcissistic brother with an ego big enough to match the horsepower of his chrome 1300 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle.
Throughout this epic journey, you’ll learn about the scandalous women who lurk around the urban motorcycle scene looking for a opportunity to get a “ride” in one way or another from the motorcycle brothers. You’ll also get a chance to see how Salty Dog squirms as he defends the races he wins and puts together.
You’ll have to either put up or get shut down trying to flee from this humorous urban tale.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Put Up or Get Shut Down: An Urban Tale of the Motorcycle World As I Know It”?
Benita Tyler: My inspiration to write “Put Up Or Get Shut Down” comes from my husband’s alter ego “Salty Dog”, a narcissistic brother who’s no non-sense disposition really shakes things up in the urban motorcycle community.
Salty Dog is the one to beat when it comes to street racing for money. He loves to talk trash and has proven that he can back it up verbally or physically when needed.
JP: What sets “Put Up or Get Shut Down: An Urban Tale of the Motorcycle World As I Know It” apart from other books in the same genre?
BT: “Put Up Or Get Shut Down” places a spotlight on the underground urban motorcycle world and depicts how things go down. It takes the reader on an exciting “ride” through the party life, shows how female groupies behave, and takes a peek at the hustle that motorcycle brothers participate in both on and off the track to get their money up!
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Put Up or Get Shut Down: An Urban Tale of the Motorcycle World As I Know It” getting out to the public?
BT: The keys to my success are to write books about what I know or have experience in my life. I then provide my readers with what they want to read. I’m able to gain knowledge about what my readers want to read by allowing them to provide me with feedback once I present ideas to them.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Put Up or Get Shut Down: An Urban Tale of the Motorcycle World As I Know It”?
BT: My writing process begins with analyzing a topic or ideal and then bringing it to life through words. It took me about six months to write “Put Up Or Get Shut Down”.
JP: What’s next for Benita Tyler?
BT: My next project is a fiction book. I’m very excited to delve into this project. I believe that being able to craft a great piece of fiction is paramount when it comes to separating good writers from great ones. My goal is to be a great one!